Investigators assigned to the FBI Richmond Division’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s aid in identifying the person or persons responsible for the murder of Mr. Muhammed Abu-Bakr in 2015.
On October 17, 2015, officers with the City of Richmond Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of Hunt Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, for a report of random gunfire.
Officers on scene found the victim, Mr. Abu-Bakr, deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.
The investigation accounts for the victim making purchases the evening of October 17, 2015 at the Walmart Express on Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus.
Mr Abu-Baker got onto a GRTC bus alone around 8:30 p.m. at Shaffer and Broad Streets, and next boarded another bus at the Transfer Station at 9th Street at 9:06 p.m., ending his bus ride at 9:19 p.m.
Mr. Abu-Bakr was shot moments later.
At the time of Mr. Abu-Bakr’s death he was wearing very clean dark blue jeans; clean, tan, ankle-height work boots; and a white t-shirt under a black hooded sweat shirt and dark gray jacket.
The victim had very short hair, a goatee with a little bit of gray in it, and was carrying a black backpack.
The public is encouraged to share news of this investigation to enhance awareness.
The FBI’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force recently increased the reward offered for up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this violent crime.
This case is being investigated by members of the task force, along with the City of Richmond Police Department as part of a Cold Case Initiative.
Please contact the Richmond Division of the FBI at 804-261-1044 or tips.fbi.gov with information that may lead to the identification of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Mr. Muhammed Abu-Bakr.